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Kidney problems from Lupus

Feb 15, 2015 1:23 PM

I am only 17 and having horrible kidney problems due to my Lupus. I wake up in horrible pain in my mid back and have a really hard time with getting sleep. It also causes me to vomit a lot and I lose a lot of weight because of it. I am already underweight so that's not good. Does anyone have any suggestions to help with that?

Feb 15, 2015 5:57 PM

Does a heating pad help your pain? Maybe try kiniseology tape and see if it lessens the pain. Does your dr recommend anything? Are you on any meds?
For weight gain, do you drink any fortified milk shake drinks that are in drugstore for those that can eat well enough? Or can you make your own using whole milk, peanut butter, coconut oil/butter in addition to fruits and veggies?
Just ideas I can think of

Feb 16, 2015 12:13 PM

I actually haven't been to the doctor yet because we are trying to get some insurance stuff to go through. :-/ but I will try that. And I have tried some protein shakes before and they didn't seem to make much difference but maybe if I did some homemade shakes I could make it a little more fit for me.

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